The Country Director of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Dr. Kamil Kamaludeen, has challenged Liberians to embrace development and work towards its attainment.
Dr. Kamaludeen pointed out that development partners can only assist in the country’s development process, but Liberians themselves need to foster their country’s development drive.
The UNDP official proffered the challenge Monday at a one-day Social Good Summit-Liberia held at the administrative building in the Township of West Point in central Monrovia.
He stressed the need for partnership among Liberians in the various communities, villages and towns in order to move their country forward.
According to the UNDP Country Director, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which is expected to end in December 2015, will transition to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which will last from 2016 to 2030 to ensure improvement of basic social services in developing countries.
Dr. Kamaludeen emphasized that Liberians coming together to embrace the sustainable development goals will ensure the transformation and development of their country.
The Social Good Summit–Liberia, which was held under the theme: “Technology Fosters Development”, was organized by UNDP in collaboration with the Press Union of Liberia (PUL).